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The nature of necessity

Author: Alvin Plantinga
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1974
Series: Clarendon library of logic and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this study is to explore and defend the notion of modality "de re", the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. The argument is developed by means of the notion of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Plantinga
ISBN: 0198244142 9780198244141
OCLC Number: 13431035
Description: ix, 255 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preliminary distinctions and remarks --
Modality de re: objections --
Modality de re: explanations --
Worlds, books, and essential properties --
The necessity of natures --
Transworld identity or worldbound individuals? --
Possible but unactual objects: the classical argument --
Possible but unactual objects: on what there isn't --
God, evil, and the metaphysics of freedom --
God and necessity --
Appendix: Quine's objection to quantified modal logic.
Series Title: Clarendon library of logic and philosophy.
Responsibility: Alvin Plantinga.

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